Over 1000 creatives benefit from Genesis Foundation awards totalling £1million

Some of the Genesis grant beneficiary projects

Leading arts charity the Genesis Foundation have just announced the final round of awards in their Genesis Kickstart project.

In the final phase of its rollout, the Genesis Foundation has awarded a further £360,000 in grants through its Genesis Kickstart Fund to 36 arts projects run by creative freelancers throughout the UK.

Since it started its distributions last year, a total of 95 future-facing projects have benefitted from the £1million fund, which was established during the pandemic to enable outstanding freelance talent to thrive in paid work. The first phase of grants, announced in 2021 and totalling £640,000, marked the Genesis Foundation’s 20th anniversary.

The £1 million Genesis Kickstart Fund was designed to enable outstanding freelance artists to stay on their career paths and explore new possibilities in a world radically altered by Covid-19. The projects that were awarded grants have supported over 1000 creative freelancers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For an overview of all the projects supported by the Fund, and to find out more, click here